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March 28, 2020

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J.FitzPatrick Boots drop to 30% Off

J.FitzPatrick Footwear has marked down their Core Boot collection to 30% off for the last days of March. Come April 1st the prices will go back up Don’t miss this opportunity to grab your first pair of JF Boots or your 4th 🙂 A great weekend to everyone!   www.jfitzpatrickfootwear.com  

March 25, 2020

New Bonafe’s, VASS and Carlos Santos on The Marketplace

There has been a lot of new shoes listed on The Marketplace. Some very cool ones as well, such as these Enzo Bonafe’s in blue bison/calf. I know that purchasing is at an all-time low in these times of certainty, but sharing is at an all-time high, so thought I would at least let all of you know what’s been updated in the recent weeks at The Shoe Snob Marketplace All of the shoes shown […]

March 12, 2020

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Promotions at J.FitzPatrick Footwear

Current Promotions! At my shoe company we have a lot going on (more still to come, of course) and don’t want you to lose track, so here’s a quick recap before your upcoming weekend! As always, bear in mind that we offer Paypal, Amazon Pay, and interest-free installments through Sezzle as payment options. The Boot Sale: 20% Off All RTW Core boots are on sale, with plenty of time still left in the season to […]

March 9, 2020

Next Level Boot Design (and making) by Patrick Frei

Patrick Frei, for me, is creating some of the most exciting, mind-bending and inspirational footwear of today’s offering in the industry. I have been meaning to write about Patrick’s back story for about 3 years now and have been failing him for not doing so. It’s just that it is a history that could be written as a short novel and rarely do I have 4 spare hours to write blog posts these days. I […]

February 28, 2020

London Super Trunk Show 2020 – Brand Showcase #2: Norman Vilalta

Our 2nd showcase is none other than my good friend, Norman Vilalta, one of the shoemakers I most respect in this industry. Norman is one of the only brands that has been with us for each year of the event and is always a favorite at the show, which comes as no surprise being that Norman always has new things on offer, great ideas and shoes that no one else does! Norman will surely have […]

February 26, 2020

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London Super Trunk Show 2020 – Brand Showcase #1: Altan Bottier

The 1st shoe brand that I am showcasing for our London Super Trunk Show 2020 is one that I have been most thoroughly impressed with as of late. Although they have been around for a long time, I feel that in 2019 they really started to show their true potential as shoemakers. And this is none other than, Altan Bottier, of Paris. They were supposed to come to the show last year but unfortunately due to strikes in the […]

February 17, 2020

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Herring Boots – The Review

I finally had the time to break out my new Herring Boots for a stroll in the park and weekend excursion to be able to road test the fit, feel and durability of these bad boys. And in doing so, I was thoroughly impressed with what I discovered. It’s no wonder that Herring Shoes does so well. Not only do they have a vast offering but have done a great job at sourcing not only […]

January 17, 2020

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J.FitzPatrick Winter Sale – 2nd Markdown

Our Winter Sale continues with a 2nd Markdown on selected products As usual, our sale is split into categories, so please see below the differences. Each discount applies to certain models: 1. 40% discount — This is for the leftover stock of the Discontinued models we are getting rid of, at a 40% discount. They are all of the Issaquah models, the Laurelhurst in navy braided suede, the Rainier and the clearance models. The sold-out […]

January 9, 2020

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Button Boot Greatness – And the Brands that Make Them!

There are not many of us that make good button boots in the industry. And YES, I said ‘good’ as there are some out there making snap button or side zip button boots, both of which I don’t find appealing nor worthy of being associated with the idea of the original Victorian classic. But I guess call that the snob in me! Prior to 2015 you could only find button boots at Aubercy (French Shoe […]

December 15, 2019

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My New Boots – Tweed Balmorals

It has been a while since I have done a nice balmoral boot for my J.FitzPatrick brand, as we were heavily focused on button boots over the last few years. But this year we went back to our roots and added a few new balmoral boots to the Winter line up The first model was our Black calf on Black suede David boots shown below. A very elegant classical oxford boot that can easily be […]